This is how to lower the state deficit; lower all wages of government employees. Anyone making more than $200,000 lower by 20 percent; more than $150,000 by 15 percent; more than $100,000 by 10 percent; more than $50,000 by 5 percent.
All legislators will get no pay if they can't make the budget on time, and take away all extras as per deim. They should also raise sales tax by 1 percent and so everyone pays the same, cut all the loopholes that people use to cheat the system.
Other options include raising fines on employers who hire the illegals who are taking the jobs of the citizens - no social security number, no job - and all police stops should check status of citizenship. If they can't get work, they won't come over here.
In regards to the animal control articles in the Nov. 15 paper and the so-called commission, I will bet they have never been to the facility. The place is one-third the size it should be and they are understaffed. What are they to do when someone brings in a little dog or cat and there is no place to put them? The office has about ten cats running around - every cage is full.
If you are an animal lover, try giving a few hours every week. See how the place is run or stop your griping. We are doing the best we can. Praise the volunteers who donate their time - don't knock them.